Salva nuestros cielos nocturnos

Por qué estamos abogando por una iluminación amigable con el cielo oscuro en Jackson Hole

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Don’t miss this summer’s 2nd annual

Jackson Hole Lights Out Challenge!

Light pollution in Jackson has become a problem for the health and safety of people and wildlife, not to mention the wasted money and energy associated with unnecessary artificial light. Light pollution also impedes our ability to enjoy dark night skies. Many other cities around the globe are capitalizing on promoting their efforts to restore their night skies. We can save our night skies too! Wyoming Stargazing is embarking on a campaign to Salva nuestros cielos nocturnos in Jackson Hole and we need your help. You can sign up below for the Save Our Night Skies E-mail list to receive updates on what?s happening with this campaign and you can participate in our proyecto de investigación de ciencia ciudadana with your smartphone to collect data on light pollution in Jackson Hole. Download instructions for how to participate in the proyecto de investigación de ciencia ciudadana aquí!

With generous support from the Fundación comunitaria de Jackson Hole, la Teton Conservation District, 1% for the Tetons, la JH Travel and Tourism Board, Fotografía itinerante gratuita, la Grupo de fotografía Teton, la Alianza para la Conservación de Jackson Hole, and many private donors we’re trying to help the Town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park achieve Dark Sky Certification from the Asociación Internacional de Cielo Oscuro. ¿Por qué? Continúe leyendo o mire el video más abajo en la página.


Check Out Last Night’s Sky Quality Measurements taken at the Wyoming Stargazing Office in Jackson, WY

Understanding the Data

The green trace is the zenith brightness (?mag?, in TESS-Photometer magnitudes per square arcsecond). The readings we are getting on averaging of around 20 mags put Jackson into the Suburban category for sky brightness. We can do better!

The orange is the ambient air temperature inside the TESS-Photometer (?tamb”); and the blue is the sky ‘temperature’ (?tsky?). The latter is the temperature of the radiation field seen by the upward-looking diode that is sensitive to thermal infrared wavelengths.